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Your sensory preference and language learning



In planning and carrying out your language learning program, you can use your sensory preference to choose learning activities that will work best for you.

In this module group
  Here are the modules on using your sensory preference for language learning:

Here are some guidelines to follow when you use your sensory preferences for language learning:

  • Some of the language skills you need to develop will not match your sensory preference. Regardless of your preference, you must use auditory skills to develop listening comprehension, and visual skills to learn to read.
  • Your sensory preference can aid you to learn a skill based on another sense. It must, however, serve as a bridge to the skill you need rather than a substitute for it. The danger is that you may rely on skills based on your sensory preference and you may neglect other skills you really need.
  • Many language educators believe that the best learning environment is one in which all the senses are involved. You will have difficulty if you try to build your language learning only on your sensory preference.
See also
  To see how other aspects of your learning style can be used to your advantage, see

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